Angel of Light, Archangel Michael, Wooden Angel, Angel of Courage, Autumn and of Fire, Carved Angel, Religious Art
Wood Octopus Toy, Ocean Creatures, Sea Animals, Hand Carved, Children's Wooden Toy, Eco Friendly Kids
Wooden Angel, Angel Statue, Guardian Angel, Wooden Sculpture, Religious Statuary, Gift for Baptism
Eagle, Wooden Toys, Carved animals for Waldorf Education, Plastic-free World, Wildlife Wooden Animals
Animals of the Sea, Wooden Waldorf toys, Carved Wooden Animals, Wooden Whale, Shark, Dolphin, Seahorse, Seal, Penguin
€86.62 FREE shipping
Cat from Plum Wood, Woodcarving, Lucky Charm, Wooden Cat, Wooden sculpture, Collectible, Wood Art
Cock and Chicken, Farm Animals, Wooden Animals Carved by Hand, Wooden Toys, Waldorf Toy, Natural Toy
Lion, Wooden Animals, Natural Toys, Waldorf Toy, Wooden Lion, Carved Lion, African Animals, Woodcarving
Dolphin, Wooden Animals, Waldorf toy, Nature Toy, Lucky Charm, Sea Animals for Lovers of Nature
Sea Horse, Sea Animals, Waldorf Toy, Wooden Animals, Carved Animals. Wooden Seahorse, Pure Wood, Natural Toys
Animals of the woods, Wooden Waldorf toys, Ecological, Wooden Animals, Nature Kids, Carved Animals, Eco friendly, Animals Carved from Wood
€144.36 FREE shipping
simonebenecke on Jan 8, 20225 out of 5 stars
A beautifully crafted angel. Thank you very much ❤️
Csaba on Dec 22, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lovely item, great quality and very fast shipping too! Thank you very much!
Gloria Rose on May 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
They just arrived and I love my crows! Giving one to my sister for retirement and keeping the other for me. So worth the wait! Many Thanks! Danke!
Stephen on May 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Superbly executed beautiful beyond description Bat! Purchase with full confidence from Eckhart!
laurakantner626 on Apr 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is my second set; absolutely love them! Beautiful and the seller is top notch
Inke on Apr 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
The eagle has become very beautiful, thank you very much for that!
Habarizaasubuhi on Apr 20, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very nice Easter egg with many individually designed figures, wonderful material and very friendly artist. Highly recommended! It's certainly not the last work of art I treat myself to.
WoodBooks and wooden toys
In this shop you will find the original Baumstammbuch. Books made from one tree trunk, chopped up into pages. Inside figurines to take out, hand-carved with care. And you find wooden toys, animals carved from wood, simple and smooth, sweet but not funny, a pleasure to touch and joy to look at.
Already as a student I worked with a manufacturer of Waldorf animals. What I learned was the importance of the simple form, the true gesture, the warm, natural material, the absence of detail and anatomy, the freedom of child-imagination and harmony. More and more I developed an aversion against modern plastic toys, war-toys, so called fantasy-toy, electronic toys. Childhood seems to me so worthy, the quiet play, the ever creative, never ending child own fantasy. I decided to dedicate my life the task of child-education. And there were two more passion of my own I had to use: First, my hands skillfulness and the pursue to create something beautiful. Second my addiction to nature, everything that grows and lives.
After study of art and art-therapy I went to Russia, first to Moscow then to the far away countryside. There I lived on my own. Water from the well, fire to cook, garden to feed yourself and animals, who help you - a most simple way of life, hard and self-sustainable. Chopping firewood everyday I marveled about the beauty of wood. The absence of machines, sometimes electricity at all, I began in the long winter evenings to cut figurines out of the chopped wood. And it was only a small step to the invention of the WoodBook.
Born in Munich, Germany in 1964. Gardening, painting and woodworking was my passion in childhood, lived in America for a year, traveled a lot to Italy, France and India, lived 10 years in Russia as art-teacher, now back in Germany with 4 children.
Idea: It is important to me to create something beautiful and useful. My animals are cute but not funny, simple, but not coarse, smooth, but not too much. Holding them in your hands, you will feel: They are made by hand and it is all natural.
I love all different types of wood, but most animals I carve in alder wood. It is of warm color, smooth, strong enough not to break but not too hard to be carved. It grows in our valley. So does other beautiful wood I use, as birch, walnut, beech, oak, apple, cherry... Each item is carefully cut, carved and the edges are slightly rounded and hand sanded to make sure they're friendly for little hands. Most animals are left natural so children can project their own colors onto them, stimulating imagination! We finish each item with beeswax or natural oil which is rubbed in and buffed for sheen and to help seal the wood.
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
We will ship anywhere in the world! We always pack carefully and nicely, we know presentation is important. Wooden animals are quite unbreakable, there is no risk of damage during shipping. We try to recycle boxes and envelopes. If you need new wrapping materials for gifts, please let me know in advance and we will do our best.
Please notice: I ship from Germany. It takes an average of two weeks to arrive for instance to the US. Sometimes it might be a month but luckily this does not happen often.
For ready to ship merchandise, I will ship the next business day after receiving payment. This does not apply to made to order items. Please allow a standard two or three days for me to make these items.
Additional policies and FAQs
According to article 11 Part 2 from 20.07.2011 special warning have to be given at Internet sales too:
Not suitable for children under 36 months.
Parts of the toy could be broken off and /or swallowed by young kids.
Children should just play with this toy under the supervision of adults.
WOODBOOKS are pieces of art, unrepeatable and unique. They are made by hand with great care and skill. You will be marveled to have it in your hands and to understand - it is all made from one tree-trunk. When you take out the figures, set them up in front of the unfolded pages, illuminate perhaps by candle light - you will be drawn into a little miracle.
Please have in mind: Yes – it is to show to children, but not so much to play for them. Parts can be lost, maybe broken, small children might try to swallow... So give it to children in appropriate age. Sometimes a figure doesn´t go in or out easily. Try it from the other side – never use force, only delicateness.
The opposite is true with my wooden animals. They are made to be played with more then one generation. They are save and stable.
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